Since 1824, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania has been collecting documents that tell the story of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia region. WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at the Society and how it is carrying forth its mission.
From the Top, with host Christopher O'Riley, will be at the Ocean City Music Pier - right on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ - on Wednesday, August 31st at 8 pm.
Take a trip down the shore to see a live taping of the show, featuring extraordinary young classical musicians from our region and across the country. They're sure to delight you with amazing performances and charming personal stories. What a great way to end the summer!
New Wineries in NJ: Court Ruling Puts Their Business on Hold
Philadelphia, PA – Over 30 new wineries in NJ are facing unexpected challenges because of a court ruling preventing them from conducting business; they're waiting for the NJ Legislature to intervene on their behalf. WRTI's Joe Irizarry speaks with the director of the NJ Division of Alcoholic and Beverage Control, as well as some winery owners about the situation.
David Patrick Stearns profiles Meagan Miller. The West Chester soprano is a rising star in the world opera. Susan Lewis profiles Hedgerow Theatre in Media Pennsylvania, which has been forging its own unique artistic path since 1923. And Jim Cotter speaks with Francine Black and her daughter Tamara Black, founders and directors of Berks Opera Workshop.
Ignaz Pleyel had three strikes against him during the French Revolution. He was rich, he was a foreigner, and he worked for the Church. He was exactly the type of person for whom the Reign of Terror sharpened its guillotines. Even worse: he was an artist. Different despots use different tactics, but artists are usually among their first targets.
Comprised of four violin concertos written by Vivaldi in 1723, The Four Seasons is probably the Baroque composer's best-known work.
Each of the four concerti is based on a sonnet - supposedly written by Vivaldi himself. Each sonnet is divided into three sections (fast, slow, fast), which correspond with the three movements in each concerto.
Read the "Summer" sonnet and listen to each part of The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer)
Jill Pasternak interviews iconic film composer Michel Legrand. He has over 200 film scores to his credit, including the soundtrack for The Thomas Crown Affair featuring the standard, "The Windmills of Your Mind."